We are excited to announce the completion of our 2017 September grant cycle. The Board of the JA Community Foundation has approved grants to five nonprofit organizations serving Japanese American and Asian American communities throughout California. We would like to thank all of the organizations that applied and congratulate the 2017 September grant award recipients.
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Our grant will be used to support Media Bridge’s Mineta Legacy Project. The Mineta Legacy Project is comprised of a documentary film and an educational curriculum that through Secretary Norman Mineta’s life and career and tells the story of Japanese American history, immigration, civil liberty violations, redress, the rise of Asian American political leadership and political civility.
We are please to announce our support of JAMsj’s Living Redress in San Jose. Our grant will be used to redesign and expand one of the museums existing wall display on redress. The movement for redress for the forced exclusion and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII was a historic achievement, and the effort to achieve redress and the meaning of victory is still within living memory of many of our seniors.
We are pleased to announce our support for Meals on Wheels by ACC, and their Culturally Responsive Senior Nutrition Services program. Our grant will help Meals on Wheels to offer Japanese style nutritional lunches from local food establishments, and to provide a culturally responsive food option to seniors in Sacramento.
Our grant will be used to support The Grateful Crane Ensemble’s Concert Series for Seniors. This concert includes shows such as Songs from “Camp Dance”, Misora Hibari Show and Songs from the “Kohaku Show” and will reach venues located throughout Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura County. In addition, they will perform two concerts in Fresno and San Francisco.
We are pleased to announce our support for Central California Nikkei Foundation (CCNF) Vintage Gardens. Our grant will assist with the installment of their safety monitoring system for their residents and guests.
Little Tokyo Service Center
“The greatest strength of the project is the community it has built. Japanese American seniors from all over Los Angeles come to the Far East Lounge to meet new friends, engage in new activities and socialize in their language.”